Liverpool Defence – Creaky?

Sigurdsson and Fer eyeing up creaky Liverpool defence

It’s been a tough few weeks with the free tips I’ve given (luckily the members tips are doing  well) but we’re still way ahead so let’s try to get back to winning ways here.

Liverpool are looking like one of the most exciting sides in Europe when they go forward with endless players running at pace and six or seven players in the side capable of scoring a goal at anytime. Jurgen Klopp has a really tough job on his hands- deciding who to leave out from his star-studded attacking options.

And it’s a good thing his side are scoring lots of goals because clean sheets are a rarity for them. Swansea have a habit of raising their game when the big sides come to town and I fancy them to nick one here but with the price on both teams to score not particularly appealing, it might pay to try to find a potential Swansea goalscorer instead.

Gylfi Sigurdsson has served us well in the past in these type of games, including when we backed him at a tasty price against Chelsea, when he scored his only goal of the season so far. The Swansea chief set piece taker always has a couple of chances at some stage and might also benefit from playing against a side that closes down incredibly quickly but has a habit of losing runners, especially those like Sigurdsson, who play in between the lines.

It’s also worth going with Leroy Fer. He’s actually the side’s leading goalscorer with three and looks far too big a price at 8.0 to grab a fourth against a side with such a poor track record for keeping clean sheets.

The best bet in the Premier league this weekend may however lie in a far more obscure market. Bournemouth have an excellent record when it comes to winning corners. They’ve won the corners battle in all three of their home games and in one of their their away games with a tie against Man City. As if that record wasn’t good enough, they’re playing a side who has had more corners than their opponents in just one of their six games so far. Given how poor Watford were at burnley on Monday night it may be that they’re on the back foot here for much of the game. Either way, the stats don’t lie and 2.1 looks a very decent price about Bournemouth winning the corners battle once again.

1pt Back Gylfi Sigurdsson to score @ 5.0 with Betfred

1pt Back Leroy Fer to score @ 8.0 with Bet365

2pts Back Bournemouth in the most corners market against Watford @ 2.1 with Bet365/Paddypower

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